He is The King after all. Since they wouldn’t elevate one of the many black contenders, Elvis was crowned because he displayed the best of those performers whilst being white. Oh mom, what’s the Elvis thing? I ask my mother because Elvis was in her malnourished pantheon of pagan idols, along with Serrat, Lluís Llach and Jose Luis Perales.
Listening to the first words of “Love Me Tender”, I see her closing her eyes and swing pleasantly while trying to get my father off the couch. This piece is dedicated to her. It goes for you mom, take a dance with dad there in the glory of the other world.